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JDF Motorsports
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Total posts: 216
posted October 10, 2004 08:55 AM  
Okay, I'll describe this the best I can....
On the front uprights of the main 4 point cage, I have seen a little different design on some mods and street stocks lately. Traditionally what I am used to seeing are the front uprights being one piece bent at about a 45 at the top door bar. Then the two uprights are connected by the dash bar that runs L to R. Now I am seeing more and more the front uprights built in two pieces and welded to the top and bottom of the dash bar that runs L to R. This design looks much easier than the one piece bent upright. Is there any strength or safety advantage to this???? Or is just for production reasons?

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted October 10, 2004 08:44 PM  
Production reasons only.........it is simply easier and faster......it is not safer or better in anyway.......it is LESS safe.......

For a bigger company who builds alot of chassis, cutting say an hour per chassis adds up to alot of money in a years time......... It also allows them to use less skilled (cheaper) fitters......which can really add up.......

If I am building or responsible for the chassis.......IT WON'T HAPPEN. But, you know what they say, different strokes...........lol

Good Luck
snowman

joetaylor
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Total posts: 640
posted October 12, 2004 07:44 PM  
HEY SNOW STILL BUILDING CARS FOR OUTHER PEOPLE? GOT ON YOUR OWN YET? DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS FOR A SUPER STREET CHASSY IF SO i MAY HAVE A PROPOSAL FOR YOU

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if every thing is under control your not fast enough

iowa_dirt_track_girl
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Total posts: 461
posted October 12, 2004 08:24 PM  
www.intimidatorchassis.net has some good pictures of race car cage designs

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snowman
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Total posts: 241
posted October 12, 2004 09:21 PM  
Hi Joe........Yeah, still doing the contract work........

I haven't really started to advertise any streetstocks yet.......I plan on getting the website up this winter.....I have a sportsman/prostock/superstock that really kicks.....just have to check the rules as they change soooo much from one area to the next......

Drop me a PM or give me a call if you like.......

Best of Luck,
snowman

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redneck racing
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Total posts: 860
posted October 13, 2004 05:21 PM  
Bought a Speedway motors cage to put in the new Nova it is 1 piece then the dash bar interconnects, Personally I agree with Snowman I think in a good hit you will have problems with the other design as a matter of fact I highly modified the Speedway cage into what i wanted I had to get extra pipe to do this and have come up with a great cage. Eddie

    

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